Discover the Best Android Casinos for 2019 + We Answer Your Questions!
The internet was a big technological advancement. A big leap for mankind.
The internet has connected us to people all around the world. It’s given us access to copious amounts of information …information we receive at breakneck speeds. It’s changed our lives.
Then along came the mobile device. Then the internet-ready smartphone. And it’s like we strapped a rocket onto another rocket …onto another rocket.
Now we’re connected to everyone, to everything, everywhere we go, anytime we want.
We’re connected right now. In fact, I’d bet you’re on our website from your mobile device – specifically your Android phone or tablet. And that you’re here because you have a few gambling related questions you want answered.
How do you play casino games on your Android? How do you get started?
What games can you play?
Can you handle banking from your phone?
Can you have bonuses and other perks?
What casino(s) should you join?
We’re going to answer all your questions below. Except for one – what casinos should you join?
We’ll answer that right now.
These are the Android-compatible casinos we recommend. If you have a specific game or banking method in mind, I suggest you read our reviews. Otherwise pick a casino and click the sign-up links to get started.
The rest of this page will focus on answering your questions. We receive a lot of questions about Android casinos, so we thought it best to answer them in a FAQ format.
All the questions fall in one of these categories:
Getting Started – Account
Getting Started – Software
Mobile Casino Games
Safety and Legalities
Most of these are self-explanatory. If you can’t find your question be sure to check the miscellaneous section. If you still can’t find it, then feel free to send us an email.
Getting Started – Account
How do you create an account?
Creating an account on your Android device is the same as creating an account on your desktop or laptop. You visit the casino, click the register or join now button and fill in the details.
I recommend you create your account from your desktop computer. It’s much easier to fill out the casino’s form which asks for information like:
Your desired username
Your phone number
It’s not like you’re sending a text message. A keyboard makes this much easier.
Once you do that you’ll need to confirm your account. The casino will send you an email. Open that email and click the link inside. Then you’re good to go.
I already have an account. Do I need a new account for the mobile casino?
No. Your current account will work for the mobile casino. Just visit the casino from your device (or open your app) and log in with your current username and password.
Getting Started – Software
Why are mobile slots not as advanced as online slots?
I’m not entirely sure this is the case. Not anymore.
I’ve played many games on my phone from blackjack to slots to video poker and other table games. All of them have looked and functioned just as good as the games on my desktop.
Technology isn’t the problem. So, if you’ve noticed a mobile slot isn’t as good as the desktop version, my guess it’s your phone (outdated model or older Android software) or maybe a lite version of the game.
In fact, I just loaded Golden Gorilla (Ignition Casino) on my phone. It works great. It looks great. Your mileage may vary though.
Can I gamble on older generation models?
Yes, although it depends on the casino. The casino will tell you how old your Android device / software can be.
It’s not Android (I know, shame on me), but I’ve played online using an iPad 2 which is around 4 years old. It’s definitely an older gen device, but it works fine.
You can quickly test this out though by playing a game for free money (try Bovada or Ignition or Slots.lv so you don’t have to create an account first).
Which is better – mobile or desktop gambling?
This comes down to preference. You have more game options on desktop (especially for Americans). It’s easier to play games and see what’s happening on your desktop, too.
But you have mobility on your phone/tablet. You don’t have distractions. You can play anywhere at any time.
But instead of looking at things from a best and worst perspective, why not just play on both?
Which browser should I use?
I suggest you use Chrome if you’re playing at a browser casino.
How do I get the casino’s app?
First, not all casinos use an app. The best way to know for sure is to check the casino’s mobile page on their website. Or, you can visit their site from your mobile device – they’ll redirect you to the proper platform.
If they have an app you can search for it in the Google Play store. The casino may also have a QR code or submission form. Scan the code or fill out the form, and they’ll send you (to) the app.
What if the casino doesn’t have a native Android app?
Many casinos DO NOT have an app. They have a web-app or browser casino. Some casinos, like 888, have both.
But many casinos, like Bovada and Ignition, have a browser casino. You’ll know for sure when you visit their site. If they redirect you to a mobile version of their casino, then they have a browser-based (or web-app) casino.
With this option there’s no download necessary. You just need a compatible browser (Chrome should be fine) and an internet connection.
Can I make a deposit from my Android phone / tablet?
Yes. Once you’re logged in you’ll see a cashier button or link somewhere in the navigation. Click that and you’ll be able to pick your deposit option.
What deposit options do Android casinos have?
You’ll have the same options available to desktop players. That includes:
Limits, processing times, etc. will depend on the method you use. But they should be the same as what’s available to desktop players.
Will there be fees?
This will depend on the casino. The best way to know for sure is to read our reviews or read the casino’s FAQ section.
Can you find mobile casino bonuses?
Yes. Every single online casino we recommend offers some kind of sign up bonus.
Some casinos offer a mobile exclusive bonus. Bovada, for examples, offers a $10 bonus just for checking their mobile casino out. All you have to do is wager $250 within one week and it’s yours. Others offer one bonus to all players, no matter the device you’re playing from.
What is a rollover or play-through?
These are part of the casino’s terms and conditions. Every casino has them. It’s a rule that says you need to wager so many dollars before you can cash out your bonus and/or winnings.
For example, if the offer says you need to play through 25x the deposit and bonus – which, say, is $200 total – you’d have to wager $5,000 before you can cash any money out.
Casinos have this rule in place to prevent people from signing up, getting the bonus and immediately cashing out.
What other types of offers can Android players get?
The same offers available to everyone else (with an exception here and there). For example, you could get a:
200% match bonus up to $1,000.
10% rebate on any losses on select days up to $500.
100% up to $3,000 match bonus.
Points for every $10 you wager. Then you could convert your points to cash.
100% up to $1,000 deposit bonus.
A $10 bonus for trying out the mobile casino.
Keep in mind these offers are just examples. But notice how they’re the same types of offers you’d come to expect from any casino. These are available to Android players, too.
Mobile Casino Games
Why can I only play a small selection of slots on my mobile?
This goes for any casino game, not just slots. In fact, slots players have a much larger selection of games compared to table, blackjack and video poker players.
To answer your question, though: I think there’s a smaller selection of games because casinos are still creating and adding their mobile games. This takes time. Sometimes years.
Can I play for real money?
Yes. All the casinos we recommend let you play their games for real money.
Can I play for fun (fake money)?
Yes. Most, if not all the mobile casinos we recommend let you play for free. In fact, you can play for free at Bovada, Ignition and Slots.lv without even having to create an account. This is a great way to test the waters before signing up.
How do mobile games compare to desktop games?
The games are smaller, obviously. But they look just as good, if not better than their desktop version. You might notice a few differences, such as the layout or using buttons instead of sliders (or vice versa). And you’ll notice there are more dropdown or popup menus for things like rules, settings and pay tables. But this is to maximize what little space there is on a phone/tablet.
What games can I play on Android?
Table games like baccarat, pai gow poker, 3-card poker, let ‘em ride, Caribbean holdem, red dog and Caribbean stud.
Blackjack games like single deck blackjack, Atlantic city blackjack, European blackjack, downtown Vegas and pontoon.
Craps and roulette.
Various slot machines including 3, 5 and 7-reel machines, progressive jackpots, slots with bonus rounds, cascading wilds and classic and video machines.
Miscellaneous games like keno, bingo and scratch tickets.
Live dealer games like casino holdem, blackjack and roulette.
You can play all the same games you’d expect to find in a full-blown casino.
However, the biggest difference is most casinos have a much smaller selection of mobile games. This means you may have to do some research to find the casino with the games you want to play. It might also mean you need to join more than one casino.
What’s the difference between these casino games and Google Play store apps?
Here are some of the larger differences:
App store games can cost you money. Online casino apps won’t cost you a thing.
App store games may have advertising (regardless if you paid for the app). Online casinos won’t, unless it’s for their own offers or games.
App store games are legal. Many mobile casinos aren’t – at least mobile offshore casinos that accept US players.
Online casino apps / browser games often look better.
You should have a larger selection of games from an online casino.
Are all of your recommended mobile casinos licensed and regulated?
Yes. They’re licensed in the areas/jurisdictions they operate in and/or from. But many of these licenses or regulators should be taken with a grain of salt. I recommend reading our jurisdictions section to learn more.
Is mobile poker legal?
We can’t tell you for sure (we’re not lawyers).
However, so long as it’s legal to play in whatever state, country or area you’re in, you should be fine. If it’s not or it’s a gray area, the same rules will apply to playing from your phone.
Is it worth playing mobile slots?
I think so. That goes for any (mobile) casino game. Sometimes you want to play while on a long car or plane trip. Maybe you want to play in bed or while waiting in line somewhere. That makes it worthwhile.
I think some people think in terms of black and white, as if you have to choose mobile casinos over playing on your computer. That’s not the case at all.
There’s nothing wrong with playing from all your devices. In fact, it’s a great way to take advantage of VIP perks. The more you play, the more you win.
Are there any real money apps in the Google Play store?
Not that I could see. I did a few searches for sites like 888, Bet365 and Party Casino and didn’t see apps for any of them. Many app stores have terms against such things, so it’s possible that Google Play does too.
The only real money apps you’ll find are from casinos listed on our site.